Balkan Postcards 9: Thessaloniki, Gateway to the Balkans.

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Our first morning in Thessaloniki: a day in which to find our feet & get used to the heat. Here are a few postcards ….

… and from the Bey Hamami, a peaceful and still beautiful public baths to the city from 1444 till 1968, and closing today at 2.00 pm for two years for much-needed restoration.

And finally, a bit of street poetry, helpfully altered for a twenty-first century audience.

Later, when the heat dies down a bit, we’ll be ready for more.

The featured photo shows the entrance to the Bey Hamami.

23 thoughts on “Balkan Postcards 9: Thessaloniki, Gateway to the Balkans.

  1. That was an excellent bit of timing for the baths, Margaret. I’ve never been to Thessalonika but always thought of it as a potentially interesting place. 🤗💟

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  2. My maternal grandfather fought in the Salonica Campaign in WW1, so I plan a visit sometime. The Baths look very interesting. He told a story about using that bathhouse. As a young English girl in the 1960s, it all seemed very exotic!

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